For the fifth consecutive year GCSE results have risen at both Bablake and King Henry VIII schools. This year, over 57% of the cohort have earned grades 8/9 and more than 75% of grades awarded were 7 or above – an amazing achievement.
The hard work of pupils and continued commitment of staff have resulted in fantastic GCSE results across all subjects. This builds on the great success of the schools’ record-breaking A level results announced on Tuesday (10.8.2021).
The last two years have been incredibly challenging for pupils as they have needed to adapt to new ways of working, including switching to remote learning. Pupils at both schools have embraced this new way of teaching and have consequently become more effective and versatile learners. The new-found ability to learn in a different style will be hugely beneficial as they continue their education.
Sadie Aspinall spent lockdown working on a community garden in Gosford Park and also volunteering at Kingsfield Orchard. She achieved grade 9 in all of her 11 subjects and her GCSE art work has been chosen to be exhibited this month in the former Debenhams store as part of Coventry City of Culture 2021.
We are incredibly proud of all of our pupils and look forward to welcoming them back in September to start their A levels!
Headmaster Chris Seeley, “What another fantastic day for Bablake pupils. After the toughest 18 months imaginable this year group’s resilience has been amazing and they have produced a brilliant set of results – what an achievement! It is a huge well done to our pupils but also to their staff without whose dedication, expertise and hard work today would not have been anything like as remarkable. Together with the performance of the Upper Sixth on Tuesday this has been a truly wonderful week at Bablake.”
The continued trajectory of improving results is testament to the skills and commitment of staff at both sites. The last 18 months have been an incredible time to work in education and teachers in particular have excelled in supporting pupils to achieve the very best that they can.
This is the last time the schools will be reporting individual results, as they will join to become Bablake and King Henry VIII School (BKHS) in September.